2012 http://ripr.org en Good news on the jobs front http://ripr.org/post/good-news-jobs-front <p>A new analysis of labor data shows Rhode Island had a much stronger 3rd quarter than initially reported.<br><br>The state Department of labor and Training says there were 4900 more jobs during July, August and September of last year than previously estimated. &nbsp;<br><br>The number of Rhode Island-based jobs stood at 464,000, up 4900 from the official September 2012 estimate.&nbsp; The new estimate is basesd on the analysis of tax data from 32,000 businesses. The earlier estimate was based on a survey of businesses.<br> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:31:46 +0000 Flo Jonic 10627 at http://ripr.org Lobbyists for General Assembly have reports due http://ripr.org/post/lobbyists-general-assembly-have-reports-due <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Lobbyists in the state of Rhode Island have two reports due Tuesday.&nbsp; Lobbyists who represented clients before the General Assembly last year are expected to file both a report for last December and for the entire year of 2012.<br><br>The information contained in these reports makes up part of what is found on the <a href="http://sos.ri.gov/ltpublic/" target="_blank">website of Secretary of State Ralph Mollis</a>.&nbsp; The annual report is required whenever a state official is given anything worth more than $250 by a lobbyist. &nbsp;<br> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:06:51 +0000 Lydia Rogers 8263 at http://ripr.org 2012 News Countdown: The collapse of 38 Studios http://ripr.org/post/2012-news-countdown-collapse-38-studios <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) It was a busy year in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island Public Radio’s counting down the ten biggest stories of 2012. Topping the list – is the implosion of the 38 Studios deal.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:18:23 +0000 Catherine Welch 7099 at http://ripr.org 2012 News Countdown: Superstorm Sandy devastates part of RI shoreline http://ripr.org/post/2012-news-countdown-superstorm-sandy-devastates-part-ri-shoreline <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI)</p><p>It was a busy year in the Ocean State, and Rhode Island Public Radio’s counting down the top<br>ten news stories of 2012. At number three is the damage brought by Superstorm Sandy. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:12:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 4623 at http://ripr.org 2012 News Countdown: Superstorm Sandy devastates part of RI shoreline